Georgia Taylor-Brown made headlines when she and fellow British athlete Jess Learmonth crossed the finish line of the Tokyo Olympics test event hand-in-hand in first place after battling each other for most of the race. While that result was nullified, it solidified Georgia’s standing as an athlete to watch in 2020.
Twice ranked 3rd in the world at years end, the 26 year old has been swimming since the age of five and started running at 12, taking after her parents. Her father Darryl represented Great Britain in the 800 meters, while her mother swam at the national level and ran for Sale Harriers.
Not wanting to choose between swimming and running, Georgia focused on triathlon and was selected for the British Triathlon Olympic Development Squad. She now bases her training at the Leeds Triathlon Centre and is studying for a degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University.
- 1st, WTS Leeds 2019
- 1st, WTS Mixed Relay Series Nottingham 2019
- 3rd, Grand Final Lausanne 2019
- 3rd, WTS world ranking 2018, 2019
- 3rd, WTS Montreal 2018
- 3rd, WTS Edmonton 2018
- 8x ITU wins
- 19x ITU podiums
- European U23 champion 2017
- European junior champion 2012, 2013
- Bronze, IAAF World Cross Country Championships relay 2013 (Great Britain & Northern Ireland team)
- 2nd, Grand Final London (Juniors) 2013
- Duathlon junior world champion 2012
Interesting fact: Georgia loves cooking, and baking bread. She also frequently experiments in the kitchen trying out new recipes.